Opinions Jan. 25, 2016

January 25, 2016

The following Indiana Supreme Court decision was posted after IL deadline Friday:
Town of Zionsville, Indiana v. Town of Whitestown, Indiana, and Angel Badillo
Civil plenary. Reverses trial court grant of summary judgment in favor of Whitestown. Finds the 2014 Zionsville – Perry Township reorganization is not contrary to law and that Whitestown may not adopt annexation ordinances for territory within the reorganized municipality. Remands for further proceedings.

Monday's opinions

Indiana Supreme Court
Shane Keller v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses the two convictions of Class B felony burglary for breaking and entering into a farmhouse. Remands for entry of two replacement convictions for burglary as Class C felonies and for resentencing accordingly. Finds the jury instructions which included language from a Court of Appeals decision erroneously expanded the statutory definition of “dwelling.” Justice Massa dissents, joined by Chief Justice Rush.